Holcomb To Erect Memorial To The Clutter Family
KSCB News - June 26, 2009 12:00 am
– A location has been picked for a memorial
to honor the family of four whose 1959 killing in rural southwest
Kansas was chronicled in Truman Capote’s novel “In Cold Blood.”
The Holcomb City Council agreed Wednesday that the memorial
should be located at the Holcomb Community Park. But there was some
disagreement during the meeting about where in the park it should
The victims of the killing were Herb Clutter; his wife, Bonnie;
and their children, 15-year-old Kenyon and 16-year-old Nancy. They
were shot to death at their Holcomb farmhouse.
Construction of the site is expected to start soon. The memorial
dedication is planned for Sept. 12, ahead of the 50th anniversary
of the killings in November.